as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/01/2019 03:28pm
A bill for an act
relating to elections; modifying and clarifying the absentee ballot voting period
and ballot delivery schedule in certain circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 203B.081, subdivision 1; 204B.35, subdivision 4; 204D.22,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 203B.081, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in the
office of the county auditor and at any other polling place designated by the county auditor
during the 46 days before the election, except as provided in this sectionnew text beginnew text end.
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.35, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
new text beginnew text endAt least 46 days before an election,
ballots necessary to fill applications of absentee voters shall be prepared and delivered to
the officials who administer the provisions of chapter 203B, except as provided in this
subdivision. Ballots necessary to fill applications of absentee voters for a town general
election held in March shall be prepared and delivered to the town clerk at least 30 days
before the election.
new text beginnew text endThis section applies to school district elections held on the same day as a statewide
election or an election for a county or municipality located partially or wholly within the
new text begin new text end
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204D.22, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
A writ calling for a special election shall
state the office to be filled, the opening and closing dates of filing for candidacy, new text beginnew text endand the dates of the special primary and special
election. The writ shall be filed with the secretary of state immediately upon issuance.